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last updated at 2004-03-25 23:35
jhendler: OWL-S API provides a Java API for programmatic access to read, execute and write OWL-S (formerly known as DAML-S) service descriptions
jhendler: (site not responding right now)
DanC: Sigma knowledge engineering system is an environment for developing, viewing and debugging theories in first order logic. It works with a dialect of Knowledge Interchange Format (KIF) and is optimized for the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO).
DanC: the developer, Adam Pease, contacted me in reply to a message I wrote to rdf-calendar mentioning SUMO
DanC: I get a zero length file when I try to download it.
DanC: Adam fixed the zero length file and pointed me to browsable sources
jhendler: by Dave McComb (forward by some random bozo)
jhendler: good quote:
jhendler: re RDFS and OWL: It is understood tha tthere won't be one overarching standard ontology on which everyone will agree; instead there will be many ontologies, each for a particular domain or perspective. Each site then will determine which ontologies the sire will use to express its semantics, and it will 'commit' to those ontologies.
jhendler: wish everyone got that -- see suo for the countering opinion (which is IMHO as anti-Sem Web as one can get)
jhendler: First conference topic: Will RDF or Topic Maps ever take off?
jhendler: I think the answer is "yes" - just wonder if that is an "or" or an "Xor"
jhendler: also like the topic "Should we sign a tag set nonproliferation pledge?"
jhendler: interesting - send mail to the Python webmaster and the automatic reply include this site cite
DanC: heh! Linus Torvalds, a Finn, comments his code in English (it apparently never occurred to him to do otherwise).
dajobe: fixed the collections mistake, added the xsd:integer for integer literals
jeen: It is with great pleasure that we are finally able to announce the release of Sesame 1.0.
jeen: full details, changelog and release notes available at Sesame website
dajobe: congrats jeen, the announcement to www-rdf-interest made it out, but not the email here yet
jhendler: I don't know whether I should congratulate them for including "ontology management" or fault them for lack of OWL support -- guess the former
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